Georgetown, WA – 1/19/10 – The Trappists are here! The Trappists are here!! Tomorrow we’ll be tasting the ultimate in Belgian beers. A selection of Trappist beers and one other just for fun! Come hear the history of the trappist beer: What qualifies as a Trappist beer, who makes them, and why they are so prized. We will have Jhon Gilroy from Merchant de Vin importers here. Many of you may remember him from the Lindeman’s tasting we did last year or as the bachelor from the Rat City Roller Girl Fundraiser. (Yes he was the one with the ball and chain…) He’s happily married now and would LOVE to share these beers with you!
Orval (Belgian Ale from Brasserie D’Orval): In contrast to all the others, the Orval Trappist brewery makes only one beer for the general public. It has an intensely aromatic and dry character. Between the first and second fermentations there is also an additional dry-hopping process. Through this the beer acquires its pronounced hoppy aroma and extra dry taste.
Bottled at 5.2% abv – can go up as high as 7.2%
Trappist Rochefort 10 (Quad from Brasserie Rochefort): The top product from the Rochefort Trappist brewery. Dark color, full and very impressive taste. Strong plum, raisin, and black currant palate, with ascending notes of vinousness and other complexities.
La Trappe Isid’or (Belgian Ale from De Koningshoeven): Made to celebrate 125 years of La Trappe…Quotes one reviewer: “The aroma has notes of fruit, yeast, and some caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, yeast, and fruits as well as light notes of spices, leading to a dry spicy finish.”
Lindeman’s Cuvee Renee (Lambic-Geuze from Brouwerij Lindemans): A golden hue sets off the wonderful almost champagne like taste.For those of you used to the sweeter lambics, come see what Lindeman’s can do with a traditional geuze.
We will be tasting these tomorrow, Wednesday, January 20, from 5pm-7pm. Only $4 for all of them! Jhon usually bring his own glasses, but just in case, we’ll continue with our usual offer: Bring your own tasting glass and save a dollar!!
Thanks, Erika & Crew
*We are sorry (happy?) to say that Belgianfest has sold out of tickets here at Full Throttle Bottles. Check www.washingtonbeer.com
to see what vendors may still have tickets.
Oh, and if you’ve been waiting all year, yes, Hops and Props is coming back! April 24, 7-10pm. Tickets went on sale Jan 8th at http://www.museumofflight.org/hopsandprops
. They sold out VERY quickly last year…tickets are ONLY available at the Museum of Flight or online, so don’t delay! (And NO, I cannot get you tickets if you miss out..) This is a great opportunity to JOIN the Museum of Flight, get a discount on your tickets and have a year’s worth of benefits! What a great deal!!!
And here’s the requisite fine print for the tastings: Due to licensing laws in the state of Washington, we are limited to serving no more than 2oz per varietal/flavor and no more than a grand total of 8oz. You must be over the age of 21 to imbibe. (And I don’t mean dog years…)